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  • 1 accounting — /euh kown ting/, n. 1. the theory and system of setting up, maintaining, and auditing the books of a firm; art of analyzing the financial position and operating results of a business house from a study of its sales, purchases, overhead, etc.… …

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  • 2 test — 1. To prove; to try a substance; to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents. 2. A method of examination, as to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease or of some substance in any of the fluids, tissues,… …

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  • 3 geography — /jee og reuh fee/, n., pl. geographies. 1. the science dealing with the areal differentiation of the earth s surface, as shown in the character, arrangement, and interrelations over the world of such elements as climate, elevation, soil,… …

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  • 4 formula — 1. A recipe or prescription containing directions for the compounding of a medicinal preparation. 2. In chemistry, a symbol or collection of symbols expressing the number of atoms of the element or elements forming one molecule of a substance,… …

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  • 5 radioactivity — /ray dee oh ak tiv i tee/, n. Physics, Chem. the phenomenon, exhibited by and being a property of certain elements, of spontaneously emitting radiation resulting from changes in the nuclei of atoms of the element. Also called activity. [1895… …

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  • 6 Schofield equation — The Schofield Equation is a method of estimating the basal metabolic rate (BMR) in calories of adult men and women.It is commonly used by dieticians as a means of estimating the total calorie intake required to maintain current body mass. This… …

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  • 7 Cauchy distribution — Not to be confused with Lorenz curve. Cauchy–Lorentz Probability density function The purple curve is the standard Cauchy distribution Cumulative distribution function …

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  • 8 Snowball Earth — The Snowball Earth hypothesis as it was originally proposedcite book author = Kirschvink, J.L. year = 1992 chapter = Late Proterozoic low latitude global glaciation: The snowball Earth title = The Proterozoic Biosphere: A Multidisciplinary Study… …

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  • 9 Q-Q plot — Not to be confused with P P plot. A normal Q Q plot of randomly generated, independent standard exponential data, (X   Exp(1)). This Q Q plot compares a sample of data on the vertical axis to a statistical population on the horizontal… …

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  • 10 Lucilia illustris — Taxobox image caption = Lucilia illustris regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Hexapoda classis = Insecta subclassis = Pterygota infraclassis = Neoptera superordo = Endopterygota| ordo = Diptera subordo = Brachycera infraordo =… …

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  • 11 geology — /jee ol euh jee/, n., pl. geologies. 1. the science that deals with the dynamics and physical history of the earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the physical, chemical, and biological changes that the earth has undergone or is… …

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  • 12 Renal physiology — This illustration demonstrates the normal kidney physiology. It also includes illustrations showing where some types of diuretics act, and what they do. Renal physiology (Latin rēnēs, kidney ) is the study of the physiology of the kidney. This… …

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  • 13 Irish Literature — • It is uncertain at what period and in what manner the Irish discovered the use of letters. It may have been through direct commerce with Gaul, but it is more probable, as McNeill has shown in his study of Irish oghams, that it was from the… …

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  • 14 Chinese characters — Unless otherwise specified Chinese text in this article is written in the format (Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese; Pinyin). In cases where the Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters are identical, the Chinese term is written only… …

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  • 15 Early Irish literature — Contents 1 The earliest Irish authors 2 The Old Irish glosses 3 Existing manuscript literature 3.1 Early Irish epic or saga …

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  • 16 London —     London     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► London     London, the capital of England and chief city of the British Empire, is situated about fifty miles from the mouth of the Thames, Lat. 51°30 , Long. 0°5 . The word London is used in widely… …

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  • 17 Faber-Jackson relation — The Faber Jackson relation is an early empirical power law relation between the luminosity L and the central stellar velocity dispersion sigma of elliptical galaxies, first noted by the astronomers Sandra M. Faber and Robert Earl Jackson in 1976 …

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  • 18 Interpolation — In the mathematical subfield of numerical analysis, interpolation is a method of constructing new data points within the range of a discrete set of known data points. In engineering and science one often has a number of data points, as obtained… …

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  • 19 Ometepe (archaeological site) — Ometepe Island is an important archaeological site, located in the Lake Nicaragua in the Republic of Nicaragua, administratively belongs to the Rivas Department. Its name derives from the Nahuatl words ome (two) and tepetl (mountain), meaning two …

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  • 20 Body mass index — The body mass index (BMI), or Quetelet index, is a statistical measurement which compares a person s weight and height. Though it does not actually measure the percentage of body fat, it is a useful tool to estimate a healthy body weight based on …

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